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Divorce For Grownups A Comprehensive Guide To Divorce In California 2nd Edition

Author : David Magnuson
ISBN : 0982935323
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A certain degree of stress and frustration is inevitable when divorce looms on the horizon, but the process doesn't have to be a disaster. Couples who end their marriage with dignity reap enormous emotional and financial benefits. Not only will they avoid the bitterness that accompanies an adversarial divorce, but they can also save thousands of dollars in legal fees and maintain a healthy working relationship for years to come (critical for successful co-parenting). A unique mixture of common-sense advice and easy-to-read explanations of applicable law, Divorce for Grownups is a comprehensive guide to separating with dignity in California. Topics covered include: The benefits of mediation, including a guide to surviving a high-conflict divorce A step-by-step guide to the legal process of obtaining a divorce in California Detailed instructions on how to divide assets and debts, complete with an overview of community property law Practical advice regarding spousal support, together with an analysis of relevant law A detailed explanation of how child support is calculated in California, as well as exceptions to the state-mandated formula Key elements of an effective parenting plan An in-depth analysis of various approaches to dividing the family home An overview of estate planning essentials

A Comprehensive Guide To Child Custody Evaluations Mental Health And Legal Perspectives

Author : Joanna Bunker Rohrbaugh
ISBN : 9780387718934
Genre : Psychology
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Whether assessing general family functioning or specific areas of conflict, professionals preparing child custody evaluations require sound knowledge of three interrelated fields: up-to-date legal issues, psychological findings, and forensic procedures. This book covers these three essential areas to walk readers through the evaluation process clearly and concisely. It further provides a unique combination of legal guidelines with social science research.

The Consequences Of Divorce

Author : Craig A. Everett
ISBN : 156024187X
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This comprehensive volume brings to light little known implications of legal, economic, and custodial factors following a divorce. The Consequences of Divorce goes beyond the past decade's extensive focus on emotional and social adjustment outcomes to explore in-depth the post-divorce legal, economic, and custodial variables that impact the entire family. This important volume examines the economic conditions of both marriage partners after the divorce, the effect of legislative models on child support payment, child custody patterns and their impact on the family, and intervention strategies that take such custody problems into account. Teachers, counselors, researchers, and attorneys will be better prepared to offer support to family members after a divorce with the understanding of the economic and custodial conflicts that they will gain from this new book. The authoritative contributors examine statistics that show a marked decline in the economic well-being of women and children, which lead to questions of standards of adequacy for child support awards and an exploration of a new child support scheme from Australia. Different child custody arrangements are analyzed according to their consequences for each family member, providing valuable information for treating divorced families. Specific topics of interest include decreased parental involvement for fathers after a divorce, siblings separated by divorce, mothers without custody, and children's own viewpoints of custody arrangements. This informative book will lead to increased services to divorced families by expanding professionals’awareness of critical economic and legal issues that affect each member of the family.

Divorce For Dummies

Author : John Ventura
ISBN : 0470485361
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Since Divorce For Dummies, 2nd Edition published in 2005, there have been considerable changes in collaborative divorces, common law marriages, same sex marriages, visitation, and even custody laws (from children to pets). Divorce For Dummies, 3rd Edition includes 25 percent new, revised, and refreshed material covering all of the above.

When Marriages Fail

Author : Craig Everett
ISBN : 9781317786672
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Leading experts reveal systemic and integrative approaches to family therapy When Marriages Fail: Systemic Family Therapy Interventions and Issues presents several leading experts in the field discussing the full spectrum of clinical interventions and family therapy for troubled and divorcing families. This comprehensive resource presents a broad overview of the literature that provides a foundation for the entire field, then narrows its focus to clearly review clinical assessment models and the special issues that may be factors in conflicted families. Therapists, psychologists, counselors, and social workers learn cutting-edge recommendations for policies protecting the well-being of children involved in divorce, plus practical, specific systemic treatment interventions that are illustrated with case studies. When Marriages Fail is separated into three logically organized sections. Part one provides a helpful overview of the field’s evolving literature as it stands now and gives tools to therapists and their clients to explore their internal and dyadic processes in considering whether or not to divorce. The second part presents two systemic models that explore the dynamics of conflicted couples moving toward divorce and considers specific family circumstances that affect the entire divorce process, such as family violence, disclosure of gender orientation, and the unhappiness of the family’s children. Part three discusses in detail specific and practical treatment interventions, considering factors involved when diverse families separate, divorce, and remarry. The text also provides a fitting tribute to William C. Nichols, a pioneer of marital and family therapy. Topics in When Marriages Fail include: the therapist’s choices in helping couples process their own choices an ecosystemic look at the rights of children in divorce interventions for mourning, adulterous triangles, incongruent goals, cultural differences, or family of origin disclosing gay or lesbian orientation in marriage domestic violence issues children’s trauma in the parental break-up family therapy interventions through three systemic stages of divorce remarriage of the first spouse in post-divorce families trauma of the betrayed spouse parent loss and serial relationships “gay divorces” and more! With Forewords by Douglas Sprenkle and Augustus Y. Napier as well as several international contributors who shed light on how this compelling subject is addressed outside of the United States, When Marriages Fail is an invaluable source of the latest knowledge and interventions for family therapists, counselors, social workers, and psychologists.

Divorce And The Next Generation

Author : Craig A. Everett
ISBN : 1560244445
Genre : Medical
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This informative book clarifies the complex picture of how the experience of divorce in one generation may influence the next generation's approach to and preparedness for marriage. It identifies research and clinical issues regarding the effects of the parental divorce experience on young adults’patterns of dating, attachment, and mate selection. Divorce and the Next Generation focuses primarily on young adults and the patterns and attitudes regarding intimacy and attachment that they will carry into their own adult marriages. The book contains research studies which compare differing variables of developmental achievement, personal adjustment, and attitudes of children from divorced and nondivorced families. The implications of these findings for understanding the intergenerational effect from divorce in one generation to marriage in the next are crucial as they guide professionals in their work with young adults and divorcing families in clinical and educational settings. This enlightening volume provides a foundation and a stimulus for more research into these dynamics. Divorce and the Next Generation addresses topics such as: the effects of childhood family structure and perceptions of parental marital happiness on marital and parenting aspirations differences in intimate relationships between college students from divorced and intact families a literature review of short- and long-term effects of parental divorce on children the effects of conflict and family structure on attitudes toward marriage and divorce differences in marriage role expectations between college students of divorced and intact families effects of parental divorce on children in Erikson's identity stage indirect effects of parental divorce on self-concept via changes in family environment correlates of self-esteem among college-age offspring from divorced families Divorce and the Next Generation is full of useful information for beginning and advanced family therapists, marital counselors, family and psychological researchers, and other professionals interested in the effects divorce has on the families involved.

Divorce With Decency

Author : Bradley A. Coates
ISBN : 0824828534
Genre : Law
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Coates is managing partner of the largest divorce law firm in Hawai'i, and founder of Divorce with Decency, a low-cost divorce mediation clinic. His text is intended to provide an overview of issues for individuals considering divorce, so that they can take an educated approach when working with a hired counselor, lawyer, or other specialist. The r

Divorce Doesn T Have To Be That Way

Author : Jane Appell
ISBN : 1886230714
Genre : Psychology
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A comprehensive guide to divorce counseling for therapists, Divorce Doesn't Have to Be That Way is packed with intervention procedures for all key elements of the divorce counseling process, from decision to legal issues. Written specifically for helping professionals who want to give healthy support to their clients: the emphasis is on a family-centered, non-adversarial approach. Among the key topics: working with "problem" personalities, domestic abuse, custody, alternatives to litigation. Therapists will find the "critical entry points" and the guide to avoiding common "helper traps" uniquely valuable. Chapters include: How Might Things Have Gone Differently?; Laying the Groundwork: Helping Principles; Helping the Individual; Domestic Abuse; Parenting and Divorce; Children and Divorce; The Legal Process and the Players.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Protecting Your 401 K And Ira

Author : Bill Lane
ISBN : 9781101019771
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 62. 97 MB
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No need to panic. Written by financial experts, this essential guide tells investors how to keep their investments safe in this difficult economy. Readers will discover how economic upswings and downturns affect investment plans, and what can be done to anticipate these trends; changes in investment rules and guidelines and their impact on 401(k)s and IRAs; and how to identify the proper investment decisions for their needs. - On NPR's March 7, 2008, broadcast of All Things Considered, discussion centered on new weaknesses in the economy, and quite a bit of time was devoted to a story on how to protect your 401(k) - In 2000, 40 million 401(k) participants had an average account balance of about $50,000 and total assets of $2 trillion

Conducting Child Custody Evaluations

Author : Philip M. Stahl
ISBN : 0803948212
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This important contribution to understanding the whole process of conducting child custody evaluation, based on the author's extensive experience, examines in detail the complex questions and issues involved. The many topics addressed include: interviewing parents and children; testifying in court; writing custody evaluations; assessing the capacity to parent; assessing the attachment of children to their parents; planning custody and parental access; children's adjustment to divorce; domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse; mental illness; parental alienation; and on-going evaluation.

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